Army/Navy JAG

Discussion in 'Freemasons in the Military' started by Norski_406, Sep 20, 2017.

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  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Hey, that's my Bro you're talking about ! (Same is often said of lawyers... just saying... :) .... but that annoys me too because some of my best friends with high levels of compassion and impeccable integrity are lawyers.. )
     
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  2. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    There is. A new retirement plan. It is more like a 401k so that everyone who serves can leave the service with something retirement wise. The service member can choose a percentage of their paycheck to go into the account and the service will match it up to I believe 5% so you would have a total of 10% per month going into the 401 k style account. As for the GI bill being transferable to your children and or spouse you must serve a minimum of six years on active duty before you are eligible to transfer the benefit to your dependents and upon transferring the benefits you incur an additional 4 year requirement so you must serve at least 10 years. However if you wait until your 19th year to transfer the benefits you still incur an additional 4 years from the time you transfer your benefits. You only maintain health benefits if you are injured or retire. And then the health benefits only cover your service-connected injuries. If you retire you maintain what is called Tricare for life Health Insurance that is very similar to civilian health insurance.
    As for the recruiter lips comment, there's no need for it anymore as the benefits of joining far outweigh not joining. We don't have to lie to get kids to want to join now.

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  3. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    The recruiter, was a tired joke, and I apologise for any reflection upon one of our brothers.

    I will tell you, as I have entered the latter phase of my life, the health coverage is the most important benefit.
     
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  4. Ripcord22A

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    No reflection on me brother. I've heard it a thousand times before always in jest except for the Vietnam era guys who were flat-out lied to

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  5. Norski_406

    Norski_406 Registered User

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    Thanks for the info, ripcord! And Bro. Cook is right - just a tired joke. As Bro. When asked in lodge what I'm going to school for, I hear the "Just what the Masons need, another lawyer" response far too frequently. Haha.

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  6. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Yeah, we get alot of attorney jokes, but folks are happy to use those skills in jurisprudence, grievances and appeals, recognition decisions, charitable governance, general counsel, free personal advice...
     
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